In Monday’s post, I answered one of the most common questions people ask of me: What is a futurist? I also touched on what the phrase Everyday Futurist means. I mentioned that I combine futuring and coaching in all my work, one-on-one, with groups, and in my writing. Which brings me to the second most common question I (and most coaches) get asked: What kind of coach?
One of the most common questions I get asked is, what is a futurist? (And the corollary, of course—what is an Everyday Futurist specifically?) Some people hear the word and think of psychics and crystal balls, but a professional futurist is not a psychic. Futuring involves a set of strategic, scientific, and intuitive skills that anyone can learn to forecast the future, spotting trends and critical shifts in your own life as well as in the world.
In this manifesto, I beseech you to belly up to the realization that we can no longer afford to rest on our laurels. The world is shifting to a different playing field, one New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman says is “flattened by instant connectivity.” If we don’t wake up in time to retool for […]
I’ve written a lot about the visionary voice we all have inside us, the qualities of a visionary and how that voice can guide us toward making a difference in the world while simultaneously achieving sustainable, meaningful success in our lives and work. Many of you are no doubt aware of this voice. Maybe you’ve […]
We’re all aware that each generation tends to live longer than the ones before, and we might have noticed also that each generation looks and acts younger at a particular age than previous generations at that same age. Yet our mindset about what it means to be 30, 40, 50, 60, and beyond tends to […]
The more things change, the more they stay the same. For more than thirty years, women have been starting businesses at about double the rate of men. For many, this was the result of hitting the glass ceiling or discovering that they didn’t want the long hours and imbalanced lives, poisoned corporate culture, and work […]
This phrase caught my eye in my email inbox: “Meaningful Beauty.” It’s appealing, isn’t it? Who isn’t drawn by both beauty and meaning? The combination of the two was tantalizing, promising substance, a look at beauty that was beyond skin deep—which only made the actual content of the email all the more ironic. It was […]